Author - Robin Hood

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Help HankMarr.com Support Young Jazz Musicians in Ohio
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WarrenGroen.com – The Newest Poster Child of U.S. Political Dysfunction
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Does Mike Damone’s “5 Point Plan” For Picking Up Women Still Work 30+ Years Later?
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80’s Pop Classic “Gloria” Adopted As Theme Song For Quest to Return GloriaBorger.com
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Help Us Return GloriaBorger.com to CNN’s Gloria Borger
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Meet The Robin Hood of Twitter
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How We Tried to Robin Hood AmericaFerrera.com and Failed
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Got CokeMoney.com?
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Domain Robin Hood Saves URL of NFL Star

Help HankMarr.com Support Young Jazz Musicians in Ohio

As a lover of jazz, I’d never heard of Hank Marr, until I discovered that HankMarr.com was dropped by the domain’s previous owner.  After Googling who Hank Marr was, Domain Roast decided that we should buy the name and put something on it to keep his memory alive (he died in 2004).  See, Hank Marr was a great jazz organist (the Hammond B-3, to be exact), but never rose to the level of fame as Jimmy Smith, Groove Holmes or Hank McDuff.

Marr was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1927.  In 1961, he debuted Greasy Spoon:

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WarrenGroen.com – The Newest Poster Child of U.S. Political Dysfunction

New Hampshire State Rep. Warren Groen (R), is the perfect symbol of how the U.S. political system has sunk to new lows of disgrace and dysfunction. As you may have already heard, Rep. Groen and his Republican colleagues in the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill created and lobbied for by a fourth grade class.  These 10-year-olds worked on the bill to learn how government works (well, actually used to work, as it turns out), to see a how a bill becomes a law and all that stuff.

The legislation proposed by the fourth graders was about as un-political as a bill could be.  The kids, from Hampton Falls, NH, drafted a bill the make the Red-Tailed Hawk the official “State Raptor.”  This should be a layup, right?  No matter how ideologically crippled a legislative body is, surely it can come together for an hour and give some young kids hope that the political system works.

Wrong.

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Does Mike Damone’s “5 Point Plan” For Picking Up Women Still Work 30+ Years Later?

Mike Damone, the kind of sleazy, yet kind of cool, ticket scalper / ladies’ man helped make Fast Times at Ridgemont High one of the most iconic teen movies of all time.  And, it’s by far our favorite teen movie of the 80’s.   We’re going to go out on a limb here, and guess that you’ve never wondered or cared what happened to the domain names of the cast members.  Lucky for you Domain Roast does.

If you were a teenage boy in the 80’s and thought you had at least some game with the ladies, you might have tried Mike Damone’s famous “5 Point Plan”, the original How-To-Get-Any-Woman-You-Want” blueprint:

Does it still work today?  It works better than Sam Goody does at selling records and cds.

For the record, the author of this post, only subscribed to Point #1, did not follow points 2-4.  And,  I was not a fan of Led Zeppelin, as my preferred make out music was Rick James’s Fire and Desire (perfectly cued up on my car’s cassette player).

Anyway, Robert “Bob” Romanus, agreed to repeat Damone’s famous “5 Point Plan” for a fan who caught up with him in 2011.  Enjoy.

This made Domain Roast like Bob Romanus even more.  It also led us to wonder two things:  What Mr. Romanus was up to these days and if he owned his own URL.  Until recently, Mr. Romanus was the owner of  Bob’s Espresso Bar in North Hollywood.   When we checked on RobertRomanus.com and BobRomanus.com, we saw that both were registered, but about to drop.  Both became available in early October 2014.   A few days ago, we checked again and saw that RobertRomanus.com had been registered by someone in Japan.  So, to preserve BobRomanus.com and MikeDamone.com for Mr. Romanus, we registered both names.

Mr. Romanus, they are yours.  Just tell us how to transfer them to you and we will.  You must own MikeDamone.com, one of the great characters in teen movie history.

It would be extremely cool if you’d make a 10 second video on your phone saying “hello” to Domain Roast and your fans who read this blog.  But, that’s not necessary.  Although, it would be really awesome.  Like bucket list awesome.

Thanks for making 1982 a great year.

80’s Pop Classic “Gloria” Adopted As Theme Song For Quest to Return GloriaBorger.com

We feel like John Cusack’s character in Say Anything right now.  Except, we’re not trying to get the girl of our dreams to like us, we’re trying to get CNN’s Gloria Borger to notice us so we can give her GloriaBorger.com.

As part of our quest to return GloriaBorger.com to Gloria Borger, we’ve adopted Laura Branigan’s 80′ classic “Gloria” as our official theme song. And, below video, you’ll see how applicable the first few verses are to our cause.

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Help Us Return GloriaBorger.com to CNN’s Gloria Borger

Can you help us return GloriaBorger.com to Gloria Borger?  Yes, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst (and one of my favorite political reporters).  The obvious question is, “Why doesn’t CNN or Gloria Borger own GloriaBorger.com?”  The answer is: We have no idea.  In fact, neither Ms. Borger nor CNN has ever owned the name.  It’s been floating around since 2008 between a few different people.  The next obvious question is, “Why does Domain Roast own GloriaBorger.com?”  The answer might surprise you.

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Meet The Robin Hood of Twitter

Being Robin Hood is often a thankless job.  Turns out being a digital Robin Hood is not only thankless but nearly impossible.  By day, Javier Castaño shines shoes in Malaga, Spain.  By night, he tries to give away the most valuable Twitter handles in the world to countries and cities that should rightfully own them.  We learned about Mr. Castaño from a great story by Caitlin Dewey on WashingtonPost.com.

If you could legally sell Twitter handles, Mr. Castaño would be a multi-millionaire and shoe shining would be a distant memory.  In 2007, when Twitter was a barren plain, the man registered Twitter handles like @canada, @japan, @rome,  @madrid, @riodejaneiro and more.  He didn’t try to make a penny off them.

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How We Tried to Robin Hood AmericaFerrera.com and Failed

America Ferrera, we tried to save AmericaFerrera.com for you, but failed. However, it wasn’t for lack of effort.  Yesterday, we saw that the .COM of your name was being auctioned at Godaddy.  We started tracking it and we thought we’d be able to gallantly swoop in, save the name and hand it over.  With an hour to go before the auction ended this afternoon, there were zero bidders.  We felt like we had this in the bag for you.

We watched Ugly Betty.  We were impressed when you won an Emmy in 2007 for it.  But, what we admire most about you is how politically active you are in getting Latinos out to vote.  The main reason we tried to robin hood AmericaFerrera.com was because you should have it to use in any way you want.

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Got CokeMoney.com?

Anytime you ask friends, “Wanna do some coke tonight?”, the reaction is almost universally:

And then it comes down to who has the coke money.  If you’re cool, you’ve already purchased the coke before getting your friends all amped up on anticipation. If you’re only semi-cool, you have a coke dealer on speed dial, but you’re going to ask everyone to chip in. Coke money doesn’t just grow on trees (yes, we know it’s from the coca plant, but a plant is not a tree).  If you’re not cool at all, you have no drug connections of any kind and probably ask younger, hip looking people, “You know where I can score some drugs?”

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Domain Robin Hood Saves URL of NFL Star

Hopefully, Carolina Panthers linebacker and Super Bowl champ (when he was with the Giants), Chase Blackburn, saw my tweet today.  Chase’s domain name, ChaseBlackburn.com, appears to have been registered by his agent, KMG Sports.  Well, someone forgot to renew it.  A few days ago I noticed that it was being auctioned off through Godaddy’s auction platform.  Luckily, no one bid on it.  Because of that, Godaddy then just set a “buy now” price, which currently is $9.00 (was $10.00 a few hours ago).

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